Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning at Touro is an ongoing integration of experiences at home and in the synagogue to facilitate growth of Jewish identity through study, prayer, and acts of lovingkindness.  Lifelong Learning with Touro is dynamic and ongoing, inviting curiosity and bravery in dialogue and in responsive engagement within the congregational community and in the broader community.

Our congregation’s many learning opportunities, spiritual enrichments, and educational programming for adults and youth, including religious school, are an integral part of our life in community together.


Bi-monthly lunchtime explorations about a variety of topics, discussions about books handpicked by our clergy, Hebrew language and liturgy classes are all amongst the broad range of adult learning opportunities offered by our clergy. Touro Synagogue is committed to providing adult education opportunities that inspire and challenge our congregation.


Unwrapping Ancient Wisdom in a Post-Modern World

Every Saturday morning, beginning at 9:00 a.m., congregants gather in our Mautner Learning Center to study the weekly Parashah (Torah Portion). The discussions are led by congregants who extend an open invitation regardless of experience with Hebrew or the Torah. Beginners are encouraged to join. If you have wanted to bring some Torah into your life or explore the text more deeply, this is the ideal way to start your Shabbat.

Bagels and coffee are served to accompany the lively and informative discussion on what our ancestors had to say about the stories of the bible. Occasionally visiting clergy are invited to lead us in Torah study. Study is concluded in time for everyone to join us for Shabbat morning worship at 10:30 a.m.